Re: The new (v.8.0) distribution plots using a numerical or date

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115786] Re: The new (v.8.0) distribution plots using a numerical or date*From*: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 04:28:14 -0500 (EST)*References*: <ih6edu$3g3$1@smc.vnet.net>

In your example, adding ChartLabels -> (DateString[{2010, #, 1}, {"Month", "/", "Day"}] & /@ Range[10]) to the options would label with some date labels. DateString can produce quite a lot of different styles. Does this soilve your problem or is it plotting multiple data list in one plot that is your main problem? Cheers -- Sjoerd On Jan 19, 11:29 am, Mac <mwjdavid... at googlemail.com> wrote: > Statistical visualisation of data has improved dramatically in v 8.0 > and provide a very useful way of summarising statistical uncertainty > in measurements or simulations. I've been particularly impressed with > the types of graphs that can be produced using the BoxWhiskerChart[] > or DistributionChart[] functions. > > Unfortunately I've been frustrated with the lack of support of these > functions for typical plots of time series or variables which have > either a numerical or date X-axis. Imagine for instance that you would > like to plot the distribution of temperatures within a 24 period and > plot these either in terms of date and/or day of the year, and going > further compare these to another time series of measurements. It is > not possible to specify an X-coordinate for each BoxWisker or > DistributionChart. > > In short, what I would like to achieve is something like this > > data = Table[RandomReal[ExponentialDistribution[1], 10], {10}]; > DistributionChart[data, ChartStyle -> 47, > ChartElementFunction -> "PointDensity"] > > with an X-axis which is either a number (e.g. day of the year) or even > better a date. I would anticipate that this can be achieved either > playing around with the ChartLabel[] function or (more generally) > using the PlotMarker[] functionality as this would allow the > superposition of several time series, but I've made little progress > here. > > Your help would be much appreciated. > > Mac